Category Archives: Treatment

Life on Taxol

I’ve been on Taxol for 3 weeks now. I get the biologics Herceptin and Perjeta every 3rd or 4th week as well. They give Taxol weekly to help reduce the side effects. Luckily, I haven’t had any nausea issues with … Continue reading

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L-Glutamine to Counteract Taxol

I started on Taxol with the biologics Herceptin and Perjeta 3 weeks ago. I get the biologics every 3rd or 4th treatment, and I get the Taxol every week. The thought behind doing it every week is to minimize the … Continue reading

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Taxol – Take 3

I got my 3rd infusion of Taxol yesterday, February 16th. The first two went without a reaction so they told me I could stop taking the steroids.┬áThis was the first infusion without taking the steroids beforehand. This appointment was pretty … Continue reading

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First Taxol Chemo

Thanks to my wonderful coworker today for hanging out with me all day for my infusion and making sure I got there and back!! It was nice to have someone there with me to talk to and make the time … Continue reading

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My ER Adventure

As I’ve mentioned before, I have had trouble shaking some sort of cold or upper respiratory crud since October. After 2 rounds of really stunning antibiotics, it seemed it was finally going away the week after Christmas. New Year’s week, … Continue reading

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More on Chemo Brain

First, if you hadn’t figured it out already, my last post was not as much about chemo brain itself as it is me working out some of the things cancer is putting into perspective for me. This one will tell … Continue reading

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Chemo Brain

Yesterday, there was an article posted on the WBUR site under their This Moment in Cancer series that was picked up by NPR, titled, “After Cancer At 18, I Learned ‘Chemo Brain’ Can Last Long Past Chemo.” This article lit … Continue reading

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